Stargate Atlantis

Season 1 Episode 1

Rising (1)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 16, 2004 on Syfy



  • Notes

    • Stargate Atlantis was originally conceived to be set on Earth, after Stargate SG-1 had ended its run and had spawned the new series with a feature film. The film's story instead became the SG-1 Season Seven finale "Lost City" which sets up the premise for the new show. Because SG-1 continued to an eighth season, which would run simultaneously with the first year of Atlantis, the producers decided instead to set the new show in another galaxy, so that the shows could run concurrently without their plots constantly interfering with, or needing to refer to, one another.